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Food Insecurity in Rural America

By admin | October 11, 2011

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Photo: Let Ideas Compete

By: Saira Malhotra

Civil eats recently reported on a growing crisis that inflicts itself upon rural America: food insecurity. Many farmers are poor and struggling to buy food and there are growing concerns that even food security movements might forget to address them. Farmers are at the very source of food production and yet their access to it is scarce.  Parts of the problem lies in the fact rural areas reside in food deserts ‘particular geographic areas where there is insufficient quantity and quality of food, or where food prices are systematically higher than in other regions’. Read More

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Farmers Worried About Crops Due to Immigration Law

By admin | September 29, 2011

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Photo:International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

The world of farming is about to change with the new Alabama law against illegal immigration, especially if it is put into place beyond Alabama borders. The new law, which forces illegal immigrants out of the country was partially put into effect yesterday, and as a result many Hispanic employees at farms across Alabama are fleeing the country. This of course is taking a toll on the farming community of Good Hope, Alabama, one of Alabama’s leading agricultural areas, because the majority of farm workers are illegal or legal immigrants. Read More

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